Top 5 Incidents from India and World History of 9 July –   Declaration of USA Independence, Argentine declares independence from Spain, India accepted ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’ as its National Animal, African Union was established in Addis Ababa and many more


  • 1776 – George Washington orders the Declaration of Independence to be read out to members of the Continental Army in Manhattan, while thousands of British troops on Staten Island prepare for the Battle of Long Island.
  • 1816 – Argentina declares independence from Spain.
  • 1951 – India’s first Five Year Plan prepared and published. There was the first amendment to the Constitution and the first general elections were held.
  • 1969- India accepted ‘Royal Bengal Tiger’ as its National Animal, as recommended by the Indian Wildlife Board. This Tiger is also known as the majestic tiger – Panthera tigris (Linnaeus).
  • 2002 – The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). The organization’s first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

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